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Primary One Scottish Celebration

Primary One Scottish Celebration

Every January we look at some songs and poetry written in Scots language for a whole school celebration later in the month. Each class holds a competition to choose one winner who will recite their poem at this event.

Primary One are invited to try to learn either the Jack and Jill poem or at least one verse of the Katie Bairdie song to perform to the class the week beginning 21st January (although they can do both). We will be learning and rehearsing these in class but you may wish to practise at home too.  Entering the competition is voluntary but we would all like to be able to sing the song together.

Please see the words to our song and poem below:

Katie Bairdie (Traditional)

Katie Bairdie had a coo,

Black and white aboot the mou.

Wasnae that a dainty coo?

Dance Katie Bairdie.



Diddley di del diddle dum (x3)

Dance Katie Bairdie.


Katie Bairdie had a hen,

Toddled but and toddled ben.

Wasnae that a dainty hen?

Dance Katie Bairdie.


Katie Bairdie had a pig,

No she didnae! Aye she did!

Wasnae that a dainty pig?

Dance Katie Bairdie.


Katie Bairdie had a cat,

It would chase both mouse and rat.

Wasnae that a hungry cat?

Dance Katie Bairdie.


Katie Bairdie had a duck,

It would have the best of luck.

Wasnae that a lucky duck?

Dance Katie Bairdie.


Katie had a crocodile,

Havenae seen her in a while…

(snapping crocodile sounds)

Dance Katie Bairdie.


Link to the music for Katie Bairdie:


Jack and Jill (Anonymous)

Twa wee birdies,
Sittin on a hill,
Ane ca’d Jack,
And anither ca’d Jill.
Flee awa Jack,
Flee awa Jill,
Come back Jack,
Come back Jill.


P1 Halloween Party

On Friday we had lots of fun at our Halloween party with our P7 buddies. We played games and took part in a range of Halloween themed activities. We particularly enjoyed counting spiders, pumpkin printing and making tissue ghosts!

Spooky fun!


Spooky fun!

Over the last couple of weeks we have been doing lots of activities to do with Halloween and dressing up!

We have made a Halloween area in our ELC, painted and carved pumpkins, listened and danced to spooky music, went on a spooky Muddy Monday walk and had a fantastic dress up party!




P1 celebrate Outdoor Learning Day

We had a lovely walk all the way round the school grounds this afternoon. We were looking for signs of Autunn and for any animals that might share our environment…but really we just loved having a really good look around the other playgrounds. We especially loved the view from the P7 balcony! (Shh, don’t tell them we sneaked on!). What a gorgeous Autumn day. 

Autumn fun

We have been having lots of fun learning about Autumn since we have came back from the October holidays!

We have got an Autumn investigation tree in ELC and children have been bringing in things from out in the community to put in it! There is lots of different coloured leaves in the tray too.

We have had some stories at the end of the day about Autumn and the weather too.  We listed to a story about Alfie and Annie, and we watched the story of the enormous  turnip on the smart board too.


At gym, we had the parachute out and we put leaves in the middle. When shook the parachute all together the leaves wen flying up in the air! We also enjoyed some autumn songs, movement and ,music.


Yesterday we had our first “Monday Muddy”. Everyone came in their warm clothes and we spent all our session outdoors exploring the school grounds, having snack outside, using the parachute in the mugga and playing in the leaves! It was great fun! 🙂


Some of the children made a yummy snack of flapjack with Mrs Ramage, it was delicious!



First stay and play 2018/19

This week we have been having our first “stay and play” sessions of the year. These have been a great success and the children have loved sharing their learning with you.

We would love to hear your feedback of these stay and play sessions, there is a whiteboard in the cloakroom for your comments!

Thanks 🙂

Numbers in ELC

” I can recognise numeral in my environment”

We have been seeing if we can recognise numbers in and outside in ELC.

We have been doing this in lots of different ways.

On our sponsored walk we spotted some numbers in the upper school playground.

Having number puzzles and resources out in ELC.

Using numbers when we have been making snack.

We also did a number game at gym. It was base on the game “corners” but instead of running to a picture we had to run to a number one of the ELC team said. We had great fun! The children have asked if we can do this again!





Traditional Tales

In ELC we have been having fun exploring lots of different Traditional Tales. We have done lots of different activities and ways to telling the stories, take a look and let us know what you think!

We have made our tuff spot into a “3little pigs” area, where children have been brilliant at using their imagination to act out the story with the props.

There are various fairy tale jigsaws that children have loved working together in small groups or pairs to complete.

Our home are has been turned into the “3 bears” house and there is different sized bowls, beds and bears for role play.

We have had some uncooked porridge oats in our tuff tray along with some numbers for children to explore numbers and practice pouring with bowls like the 3 bears. We also had porridge for snack one day!

In our Story corner, we have had a 3 bears story sack as another opportunity  for children to act out the story.

We welcomed parents/carers in to share a story with us at the end of the day, and have read lots of other Traditional Tales at story times.

We have also explored stories on the smart board in the library in the school and through drama inn the gym hall!